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Ronald L Camarra

April 24, 1954 — November 28, 2022

Ronald L. Camarra, 68, of Auburn, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 28, 2022, at home surrounded by the love of his life and adoring children after a courageous battle with Glioblastoma.

Ron’s great grandparents started the Camarra family tree in 1913 after emigrating from Popoli, Italy, and marrying in New York.  His grandparents, Luigi and Lucia (DelConte) Camarra then settled in Worcester, where much of Ron’s family still resides.

Ron is survived by his two children, Zachary Camarra of Rhode Island and his partner Meggan Ayres,  Megan Camarra and her fiancé Adam Giardino of Worcester. He is also survived by the absolute love of his life for the past 14 years and his sweetie, Debra A. Gremo of Auburn; Her children, Mike and LeeAnn Parkin of Rhode Island, whom he adored as his own, grandsons Camden and Bodhi, who brought him so much joy and lovingly referred to him as, “Papa”; and Thomas Gremo of Arizona.  He is survived by his mother, Ruth Camarra of Worcester, his sister Linda Camarra of Worcester, and his brother Joseph Camarra of Auburn.  He also leaves his longtime friends Doug Freund and Tim Gagnon with whom he solved the world’s problems every Wednesday morning.

Ron was born in Worcester on April 24, 1954, the youngest of three children to Joseph and Ruth (Prevoski) Camarra.  He was raised in Worcester and graduated from South High School.  Ron attended Worcester Junior College, where he received his associate’s degree in Business.  He worked as an executive for Worcester Quality Food Services and finished his career at L & P Paper, LLC.

His greatest accomplishment was raising and loving his children, and he was so proud of every achievement in their lives.  He was an avid golfer and shared that passion with his son, enjoying many, many rounds together.  He was previously a member of Hillcrest and Holden Hills Country Club where he participated in many club tournaments.  Ron loved spending quality time with his daughter riding bikes all over trails in Central Mass and Rhode Island.  He especially loved spending all of his time with Deb doing the things they cherished; gardening, going to Scarborough Beach and taking their annual trip to his favorite place, Walt Disney World.  Ron loved cooking for his family and hosting all of their holiday celebrations. 

Friends and relatives are invited to calling hours,  Thursday, December 1st from 4 pm to 7 pm in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester.  His funeral will be held Friday, December 2nd from the funeral home beginning at 9 am with a procession to N. American Martyrs Church, 8 Wyoma Drive, Auburn where his celebration of life Mass will be held at 9:30 am.  Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, please choose kindness every day -- you never know what someone is going through.


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, December 1, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)


370 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605

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Funeral Mass

Friday, December 2, 2022

Starts at 9:30 am (Eastern time)

North American Martyrs Church

8 Wyoma Drive, Auburn, MA 01501

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Friday, December 2, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Notre Dame Cemetery & Mausoleum

162 Webster Street, Worcester, MA 01603

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